Kate Middleton Has Been Wearing This Universally Flattering Outerwear Trend for Years

It’s a cozy winter staple.

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Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton. Photo:

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Kate Middleton is my fashion inspiration. No one does chic like her, and I can only dream of owning half of her wardrobe. So when Middleton strutted alongside Prince William in coordinating outfits, I paid attention.

The Princess of Wales stepped out in Liverpool this morning for her first official 2023 event — and her initial outing since Prince Harry’s Spare memoir was released. Middleton slipped into a navy blue dress featuring long sleeves, a turtleneck, and ribbed knitting. The midi dress was decorated with a croc-embossed buckle belt that sat at the hips, but what made the ensemble stand out was her gorgeous mid-length Holland Cooper coat. The blue and green tartan style appeared to be made of wool and spotlighted bold lapels and buttons that adorned the front, also tracing her cuff sleeves. 

This isn’t the first time the Princess of Wales has reached for a classic wool peacoat, either. She’s donned one in just about every color, including warm red, vibrant blue, soft beige, and olive green, and most recently, Middleton jumped on the utilitarian trend with an Alexander McQueen option. So, it’s no surprise Middleton is wearing the beloved fashion trend yet again. 

The princess accessorized her look with a pair of suede navy blue pumps, the same pair of Gianvito Rossi heels she wore in December. Middleton also appeared to be wearing sapphire-drop earrings surrounded by diamonds — and they look a lot like one of Princess Diana heirlooms gifted to her by Prince William. To finish off the look, Middleton grabbed a matching hunter green Mulberry mini bag with gold hardware.  

Shop Middleton-inspired coats below for a princess-approved look.             

Get the Look: 

Akris Double-Face Wool Coat

Shop now: $3,990; bergdorfgoodman.com

Steve Madden Belle Plaid Shacket

Shop now: $99; revolve.com

Lauren Ralph Lauren Double-Breasted Plaid Coat

Shop now: $390; nordstrom.com

Lovers and Friends Kanani Coat

Shop now: $228; revolve.com

Abercrombie and Fitch Wool-Blend Belted Coat

Shop now: $96 (Originally $240); abercrombie.com

J.Crew Collection Relaxed Topcoat

Shop now: $400 (Originally $498); jcrew.com

Lucky Brand Shawl Collar Coat

Shop now: $75 (Originally $278); nordstromrack.com

Reformation Baker Coat

Shop now: $398; thereformation.com

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